In recognition of Human Rights Day
December 10 Webinar Session 1
Resolutions and Remedies, from Litigation to Ombudsman, and International Human Rights
December 10, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Central Time
MCLE Credit: 1 Hour including .25 Ethics - Approval Pending

Places are strictly limited, register now to secure your place.
This session will explore litigation and dispute resolution. We will look at cases filed against corporations for human rights violations in their international operations, such as the Canadian Nevsun case and the Apple case in the United States, and how other forms of dispute resolution may or may not be better for addressing such issues.
Distinguished Panelists
Tom Wilson (Moderator), Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, Texas, USA
Officer of the IBA’s Human Rights Law Committee
IR Advocates,
Washington, D.C., USA
Lead attorney for plaintiffs in Doe v. Apple pending in Washington D.C. federal court
Krishnendu Mukherjee, Doughty Street Chambers, London, U.K.
Practices in India and the U.K. on human rights law
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Toronto, Canada
Experienced labor and employment partner with largest firm in Canada
The ILS IHRC is proud to partner with the IBA to bring you this virtual webinar in recognition of Human Rights Day 2020.
Anita Ramasastry, Henry M. Jackson Endowed Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Washington; Chair of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights
History of Human Rights Day | December 10
Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10 — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.

The State Bar of Texas created the International Human Rights Committee (IHRC) in August 2015, the first of its kind among state bars, with the goals to study legal issues related to international human rights, inform Texas lawyers of these issues, and provide guidance to these Texas lawyers.

This year the IHRC has partnered with the IBA Business and Human Rights Committee and the IBA Human Rights Law Committee to recognize Human Rights Day with a day of virtual events including several panel sessions that address different issues involving international human rights. We invite you to join us for these virtual events with CLE credit for Texas licensed lawyers. Places are strictly limited, register now to secure your place.